Question: Pembrook Company had poor internal control over its cash transactions

Pembrook Company had poor internal control over its cash transactions. The following are facts about its cash position on November 30:
The cash books showed a balance of $18,901.62, which included undeposited receipts.
A credit of $100 on the bank statement did not appear on the company's books.
The balance, according to the bank statement, was $15,550.
Outstanding checks were:
no. 62 for $116.25
no. 183 for $150.00
no. 284 for $253.25
no. 8621 for $190.71
no. 8623 for $206.80
no. 8632 for $145.28.
The only deposit was in the amount of $3,794.41 on December 7.
The cashier handles all incoming cash and makes the bank deposits personally. He also reconciles the monthly bank statement. His November 30 reconciliation follows:
Balance, per books, November 30 $18,901.62

a. You suspect that the cashier may have misappropriated some money and are concerned specifically that some of the undeposited receipts of $3,794.41 may have been taken. Prepare a schedule showing your estimate of the loss.
b. How did the cashier attempt to conceal the theft?
c. On the basis of this information only, name two specific features of internal control that were apparently missing.
d. If the cashier's October 31 reconciliation is known to be proper and you start your audit on December 10, what specific substantive audit procedures would help you discover thetheft?
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